If you could build an All-NFC East team for 2014, which players would you choose? Over the next few weeks, we’ll debate that and break it down, position by position. Think about which players you believe will have the best 2014 seasons. Today we focus on offensive tackles.
Here are our candidates:
Jason Peters, Eagles
Why choose him?—You may be tempted to say that his best years are behind him at age 32 but in 2013 he did win first team All-Pro honors for the second time in the last three years. He’s been to six Pro Bowls during his career.
Tryon Smith, Cowboys
Why choose him?—Smith has improved every year since the Cowboys drafted him 11th overall in 2011. He gave up just one sack last year and that helped get him to his first Pro Bowl.
Trent Williams, Redskins
Why choose him?—He’s quick and athletic but he had those traits when the Redskins took him fourth overall in 2010. Williams has worked hard on his technique and while he still makes false steps a bit more often than the coaches would like the athleticism pulls him out of it. He has two straight Pro Bowl selections and, the Redskins hope, counting.
Tandler’s picks—I’ll go to war with any two of these three; they’re all that good. Since I have to decide I’ll put Williams on the left and Peters on the right based on experience. But I would gladly take Smith as the swing man.
Your pick—Let us know who your All-NFC East offensive tackles are by hitting the poll and then defending your pick in the comments.
Tomorrow: We make our picks for the all-division defensive tackles.